Paul Bowles

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Paul Bowles
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American (expatriate) author, composer and translator (December 30, 1910 – November 18, 1999).

Following a cultured middle-class upbringing in New York City, during which he displayed a talent for music and writing, Bowles pursued his education at the University of Virginia before making various trips to Paris in the 1930s. He studied music with Aaron Copland and in New York wrote music for various theatrical productions, as well as other compositions. He achieved critical and popular success with the publication in 1949 of his first novel 'The Sheltering Sky', set in what was known as French North Africa, which he had visited in 1931.

In 1947 Bowles settled in Tangier, Morocco, and his wife, Jane Bowles followed in 1948. Except for winters spent in Sri Lanka (then known as Ceylon) during the early 1950s, Tangier was his home for the remainder of his life.

Paul Bowles died at the age of 88. His ashes are buried in Lakemont Cemetery in upstate New York.
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ML 2128 Paul Bowles - Concerto For Two Pianos, Winds And Percussion album art Paul Bowles / Darius Milhaud / Gold* and Fizdale* Paul Bowles / Darius Milhaud / Gold* and Fizdale* - Concerto For Two Pianos, Winds And Percussion(10") Columbia Masterworks ML 2128 US 1950 Sell This Version
ML 5068 Paul Bowles - A Picnic Cantata / Sonata For Two Pianos album art Paul Bowles / Francis Poulenc / Gold* and Fizdale* Paul Bowles / Francis Poulenc / Gold* and Fizdale* - A Picnic Cantata / Sonata For Two Pianos Columbia Masterworks ML 5068 Canada 1954 Sell This Version
ML 4845 Paul Bowles - Music For A Farce / Scenes D' Anabase / Variations And Capriccio album art Paul Bowles / Norman Dello Joio Paul Bowles / Norman Dello Joio - Music For A Farce / Scenes D' Anabase / Variations And Capriccio (Album) Columbia Masterworks ML 4845 US 1954 Sell This Version
ML 5241 Paul Bowles - Facade / Music For A Farce album art Dame Edith Sitwell*William Walton* / Paul Bowles Dame Edith Sitwell*William Walton* / Paul Bowles - Facade / Music For A Farce Columbia Masterworks ML 5241 US 1958 Sell This Version
SA 855 Paul Bowles - Paul Bowles Reads The Delicate Prey / A Distant Episode album art Paul Bowles Paul Bowles Reads The Delicate Prey / A Distant Episode(LP) Spoken Arts SA 855 US 1963 Sell This Version
SR4M-3085 / SR4M-3086 Paul Bowles - The Glass Menagerie album art Paul Bowles The Glass Menagerie(LP, Album) Major Records (7) SR4M-3085 / SR4M-3086 US 1965 Sell This Version
E3549 Paul Bowles - The Wind Remains album art Paul Bowles The Wind Remains(LP) MGM Records E3549 US 1969 Sell This Version
LCM 2058/2059 Paul Bowles - Music Of Morocco album art Paul Bowles Music Of Morocco(2xLP, Album) Library of Congress Recording Laboratory LCM 2058/2059 US 1972 Sell This Version
NW 243 Paul Bowles - But Yesterday Is Not Today album art Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Aaron Copland, Theodore Chanler, Israel Citkowitz, John Duke (4), Robert Helps, Roger Sessions / James Agee, Jane Bowles, E. E. Cummings, Leonard Feeney, James Joyce, Archibald MacLeish, Walter De La Mare, James Purdy, Edwin Arlington Robinson / Bethany Beardslee & Robert Helps / Donald Gramm & Donald Hassard Samuel Barber, Paul Bowles, Aaron Copland, Theodore Chanler, Israel Citkowitz, John Duke (4), Robert Helps, Roger Sessions / James Agee, Jane Bowles, E. E. Cummings, Leonard Feeney, James Joyce, Archibald MacLeish, Walter De La Mare, James Purdy, Edwin Arlington Robinson / Bethany Beardslee & Robert Helps / Donald Gramm & Donald Hassard - But Yesterday Is Not Today(LP) New World Records NW 243 US 1977 Sell This Version
FPV47423-1 Paul Bowles - Reads "A Hundred Camels In The Courtyard" album art Paul Bowles Reads "A Hundred Camels In The Courtyard" (Album) Cadmus Editions FPV47423-1 US 1981 Sell This Version
GSS 105 Paul Bowles - Paul Sperry Sings Romantic American Songs album art Paul Sperry With Irma Vallecillo - Paul Bowles / Theodore Chanler / Arthur Farwell / Richard Hundley Paul Sperry With Irma Vallecillo - Paul Bowles / Theodore Chanler / Arthur Farwell / Richard Hundley - Paul Sperry Sings Romantic American Songs Gregg Smith Singers Productions GSS 105 US 1984 Sell This Version
ETC 1019 Paul Bowles - American Piano Music album art Copland* / Thomson* / Bowles* / Barber* / Bernstein* / Ramey* - Bennett Lerner Copland* / Thomson* / Bowles* / Barber* / Bernstein* / Ramey* - Bennett Lerner - American Piano Music (Album) Etcetera (3) ETC 1019 Netherlands 1984 Sell This Version
ETC 1036 Paul Bowles - American Piano Music album art Copland*Blitzstein*Harris*Barber*Schuman*Ramey*Bowles* - Bennett Lerner Copland*Blitzstein*Harris*Barber*Schuman*Ramey*Bowles* - Bennett Lerner - American Piano Music(LP) Etcetera (3) ETC 1036 Netherlands 1986 Sell This Version
RR-29 Paul Bowles - Weill-Varèse-Bowles-Martinů album art Kurt Weill, Edgard Varèse, Paul Bowles, Bohuslav Martinů, Chicago Pro Musica Kurt Weill, Edgard Varèse, Paul Bowles, Bohuslav Martinů, Chicago Pro Musica - Weill-Varèse-Bowles-Martinů(LP) Reference Recordings RR-29 US 1989 Sell This Version
NW 369-2 Paul Bowles - Untitled album art William Sharp (2), Steven Blier - Virgil Thomson, Paul Bowles, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, John Musto, Eric Klein (5) William Sharp (2), Steven Blier - Virgil Thomson, Paul Bowles, Lee Hoiby, Richard Hundley, John Musto, Eric Klein (5) - Untitled (Album) New World Records NW 369-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
Tellus #23 Paul Bowles - The Voices Of Paul Bowles album art Paul Bowles The Voices Of Paul Bowles(Cass) Tellus Tellus #23 US 1989 Sell This Version
SUBCD 014-37 Paul Bowles - Black Star At The Point Of Darkness - Music, Stories, Recordings album art Paul Bowles Black Star At The Point Of Darkness - Music, Stories, Recordings(CD, Album) Sub Rosa SUBCD 014-37 Belgium 1991 Sell This Version
3-1574-2, 3-1574-2 H1 Paul Bowles - An American In Paris (Songs Piano Pieces Concerto) album art Paul Bowles An American In Paris (Songs Piano Pieces Concerto) (Album) Koch Schwann, Koch Schwann 3-1574-2, 3-1574-2 H1 Austria 1995 Sell This Version
MTA 9601 Paul Bowles - Baptism Of Solitude album art Paul Bowles Baptism Of Solitude (Album) Meta Records MTA 9601 US 1995 Sell This Version
3-7343-2 H1 Paul Bowles - Sonata For Oboe & Clarinet / Flute Sonata / Scènes D'Anabase album art Paul Bowles Sonata For Oboe & Clarinet / Flute Sonata / Scènes D'Anabase(CD, Album) Koch International Classics 3-7343-2 H1 US 1995 Sell This Version
LARGO 5131 Paul Bowles - Migrations album art Paul Bowles Migrations(CD, Album) Largo LARGO 5131 Germany 1995 Sell This Version
09026-68409-2 Paul Bowles - The Music of Paul Bowles album art The Eos Ensemble / Jonathan Sheffer, Paul Bowles The Eos Ensemble / Jonathan Sheffer, Paul Bowles - The Music of Paul Bowles(CD) Catalyst, BMG Classics 09026-68409-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
CE / DOM US CD 20 Paul Bowles - The Pool K III album art Paul Bowles The Pool K III(CD) Dom America, Cadmus Editions CE / DOM US CD 20 US 2013 Sell This Version
8.559787 Paul Bowles - Complete Piano Works • 2 album art Paul Bowles, The Invencia Piano Duo Paul Bowles, The Invencia Piano Duo - Complete Piano Works • 2 (Album) Naxos 8.559787 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
8.559786 Paul Bowles - Complete Piano Works • 1 album art Paul Bowles, The Invencia Piano Duo Paul Bowles, The Invencia Piano Duo - Complete Piano Works • 1(CD, Album) Naxos 8.559786 Europe 2016 Sell This Version